wipeout.com.au is the home of Wipeout Publications. Wipeout Publications is an Australian-owned and -based publishing shed. It publishes and sells Footprints and The Colonisation of Australia, amd  republishes here shorter pieces, also written by Robbo Bennetts, that have mostly been previously published elsewhere.

footprints cover  Title  Footprints, outdoor education workbook
First Published  2003

Footprints comprises 90 original discrete blackline master work-sheets that cover safety in the outdoors, care of the natural environment, respect for the First Australians and a wide range of hard skills. Each worksheet contains within it sufficient information for students to complete the tasks that are set. The workbook is pitched at Year 9 or 10 level, but caters for a range of ability groups. The tasks are designed to be both educational and fun.

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Available as Downloadable PDF. Hard copies of Footprints have sold out and will be unavailable until later this year.



$AU50 (incl GST)


The Colonisation of Australia    Title The Colonisation of Australia
First Published October 2020

The Colonisation of Australia is a record of what was taught in a small-town Victorian primary school sixty years ago about the arrival of the first European explorers and settlers, and what they saw when they got here.
Included are over 50 scanned pages of the author’s Grade 5 and 6 Social Studies workbooks.

This book not only paints a picture of what it was like growing up in the 1950s, but it provides a valuable contribution to our knowledge about the institutional practices of the state school system back then.

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Available as Downloadable PDF only
Price $AU10 (incl GST)

Today's featured article

Surf Rage

by Robbo Bennetts

Here I am sitting awkwardly on a plank out the back at Torquay surf beach. I am planning my 50th birthday party while I wait for a set. Surprisingly for a Sunday, when the waves are clean and peaking at 4 to 5 feet, there are only a few of us long-boarders out here.

Surf is a great leveller. You never know who you will meet out the back. John Thwaites. Tim Winton. Michael Klim. But today I am sharing the waves with a motor mouth whose celebrity escapes me.

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